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From Out of the Shadows: Jane Woods Hoge (Part 1)
February 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Presented by local historian Leslie Blankenship
In 1810 a twenty-year-old bride left the genteel comfort of her family in Wheeling, Virginia for a new life with her Presbyterian minister husband in the rough and rowdy Ohio frontier town of Franklinton. She found more than she bargained for. As Native American anger over land-grabbing erupted into international war, the little settlement she called home became a combat zone. The headquarters of the Northwest Army moved in, swelling its population upward 10 times as hordes of men marched, drilled, shot, drank, and brawled their way through Franklinton. In the war’s aftermath, Jane Woods Hoge coped with climate change, economic hard times, deadly disease, and recalcitrant state legislators as she and her husband lobbied for free public education and state schools for Ohio’s deaf and blind. Then came her biggest challenge: the 1833 cholera epidemic.
Event held in the Mount Carmel Community Health Resources Center, 777 West State Street, Medical Office Building 2. Free parking available in P1 Garage – enter off West Town at Davis, turn right into garage. Take elevator to 1st floor, exit lobby, turn left, and building is on the left. Enter at 2nd door.
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